The practical shopping basket is extremely robust, durable and water-repellent. But also as a storage basket for magazines, wool, blankets, firewood, etc., the Bolga basket is particularly good as a beautiful decorative accessory in the living room.
The Bolga baskets are hand-woven by the inhabitants of the villages around Bolgatanga, in the north of Ghana. It is a cooperative that was founded to secure a livelihood for people in the barren habitat of the Sahel zone. The traditional weaving of elephant grass is often the only source of income for the mostly female weavers.
Mass "Gross" approx. 25 cm height (without handle) / approx. 36-40 cm diameter base
mass" small " approx. 15 cm height (without handle) / approx. 22-25 cm diameter base
Elephant grass , handle wrapped in goatskin
Size and the color may vary slightly due to the handmade production
Our baskets are delivered 'unformed' . You can get them nice and round by making the baskets wet (e.g. in the bathtub or shower) and shaping them when they are damp. After drying, they keep the desired shape.